This is too funny, and a good example of the desperation and denial on the left.
A guy asked lefty Raw Story blogger Amanda Marcotte, who is also a contributor to Slate, if Obama was lying when he made claims of being able to keep your insurance and doctor even after the implementation of Obamacare, and he let Obama do the talking:
Marcotte called that “bullshit narrative”:
I don’t disagree that it’s bullshit narrative (on Obama’s part), but it’s hilarious that the left now has to spin direct quotes from their Dear Leader as Republican propaganda and lies.
In one of Marcotte’s tweets she said people are losing their current plans because they’re not “up to code.” And why is that? Because Obamacare raised the code, rendering them “illegal” policies. So when Obama said “if you like your plan you can keep it” he lied no matter how pitifully and desperately it’s spun.
I have no problem with the day off to go to the funeral (any day Congress is gone is a win for America), but the extent of taxpayer involvement should be giving them directions to the nearest airport at most.
From the Washington Times:
Congress will shut down on Thursday, and leaders have told lawmakers the Defense Department will fly them to Florida for the funeral of Rep. C.W. Bill Young, who died late last week.
After passing a deal to raise the debt ceiling and reopen government, the Senate went on an 11-day vacation. The House was slated to be in Tuesday evening through Thursday but will now just be in for a day and a half, with the chief business a vote on a public works legislation.
House officials told lawmakers to be ready to leave Washington from Joint Base Andrews early Thursday to make the funeral in Largo, Fla., and then plan to return late in the evening.
A Pentagon spokesman couldn’t say how much it will cost to fly the members to Florida for the funeral.
Rumor has it the security detail has code-named the plane “Douche Force One.”
I think they’re planning to take the plane Pelosi used when she was Speaker:
Most of their regular viewers were probably nodding their heads in agreement:
They’re just practicing, because after the inevitable train wreck, they will blame “GOP obstructionism” or something like that for the failure.
Jay Carney might refuse to call on Fox News’ Ed Henry, but this past week he wasn’t afraid to field a couple of ridiculous questions from this tool:
Mediaite’s Tommy Christopher asked White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Tuesday about the status of negotiations between Congressional Republicans, Senate Democrats and the White House on a plan to raise the debt ceiling and reopen government.
Sadly the questions were just odd and bizarre.
“When I had a heart attack a few years ago, I was uninsured and I haven’t been able to get insurance ever since then,” Christopher began his first question. “Listening to all the pressure on the president to negotiate, some of it coming from inside this room, made me think: Is there a chance the president would be willing to delay Obamacare for a year if Republicans would agree to delay heart attacks for a year?”
Carney replied that the White House believes that the ACA needs to be fully implemented. Christopher noted that he has been able to access the health care exchanges online.
“I was talking to my mom this morning,” Christopher continued, “and she asked me to ask you to please open the government back up again.”
To be filed under “Great Moments in Journalism.”
However, compared to some of the Obama boot lickers in the Press Corps, that might qualify as a tough line of questioning.
Yesterday, President Obama said this:
“Now that the government has reopened and this threat to our economy is removed, all of us need to stop focusing on the lobbyists, and the bloggers, and the talking heads on radio and the professional activists who profit from conflict, and focus on what the majority of Americans sent us here to do, and that’s grow this economy, create good jobs, strengthen the middle class, educate our kids, lay the foundation for broad-based prosperity and get our fiscal house in order for the long haul,” Obama said.
Never let it be said that I won’t agree with the president on some issues. He’s right that some bloggers should be ignored because they just don’t know what they’re talking about.
Case in point, this July post by lefty Slate blogger Matt Yglesias:
Consider that blogger ignored, President Obama!
It was a prediction worthy of a mock-fest.
President Obama welcomed back furloughed government workers, and his address on the important role of federal government included this:
It provides security to our diplomats abroad.
Yeah, he really went there. But what difference does it make?
Bush has been out of office for five years, but he’s still able to do a number on the country, according to morons:
“Obama tryin’ to make up for what Bush haven’t done, and Obama gettin’ blamed for it.”
Wasn’t that an Obama campaign slogan last year?
Here it is, truthified:
“Jackass” will also suffice.
The liberals’ favorite “Republican,” Kathleen Parker:
In trying to understand the Republican Party’s internal battles, it helps to think of Michael and Sonny. Corleone, that is. …
That would be Ted Cruz, the Texas senator who grabbed headlines by speaking for 21 hours against Obamacare. Cruz is neither Michael nor Sonny but the star of his own movie. He’s Ted bin Laden — the guy who hands out suicide vests and then goes to lunch.
The family clash between the Corleone brothers is about to become bloodier, though it doesn’t have to. What needs to happen is for certain parties to become wiser and to absorb this simple truth: You cannot govern if you cannot win.
What a tool. Somebody tell her the world doesn’t need another Maureen Dowd.
Parker later writes that maybe it’s time for “Sonny” to take a ride through a toll plaza. If you’ve seen The Godfather you know what that means. Had Parker written that about a Dem the libs would be calling for her to be fired, but in this case it allows her to remain one of their favorite “Republicans,” just after John McCain.
In case you missed the “Million Vet March” in D.C. today, here are some pictures of participants yet again tearing down the “Barry-cades” around the memorials.
How much more is the Obama administration spending to attempt to block off the public memorials than it usually costs to keep them open? They must have a “spite” column in the general ledger to account for that extra unnecessary expense.
One of my favorite pics from today:
I posted several more here.